Thursday, July 21, 2016

University of Maryland,Rwanda Partner to the Director of the Centre for Teaching, Learning & Research

Closing date: 15 Sep 2016
The Partner to the Director of the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Research will work with the Principal, Deans, and academic and administrative staff in the CMHS of the University of Rwanda to: establish post-graduate programs, (certificate, diploma, Masters, and PhD); establish a program to foster research and scholarly work in the health professions, foster grant-writing; and support professional development activities within the cou
ntry. While working at a College level, the holder is expected to focus on the School of Nursing and Midwifery (SoNM). He/she will report to the Dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Working with the Principal and colleagues in the College, and with the Deans and academic and administrative staff of the College of Medicine and Health Sciences to promote the mission, vision and objectives of the University.
  • Providing leadership in the establishment of post-graduate programs
  • Ensuring that the curricula are evidence-based and reflect the complexity of needs for education and professional practice nationally, regionally, and globally
  • Collaborating with others to generate, apply and disseminate knowledge derived from the health sciences
  • Collaborating with administrative and academic staff in the College to submit comprehensive and timely reports to the Ministries of Health and Education, and other bodies
  • Assisting with the establishment of budgets and other resource allocation and management activities within the College as requested
  • Participating in College committees as determined by the Principal, and representing the Schools as determined by the Deans
  • Provide assistance in promotion of his/her specialty area as needed by the School of Nursing
Teaching, learning and assessment
Working with others in the College to:

  • Ensure that policies and procedures are in place to support teaching, learning and assessment
  • Ensure that faculty members are aware of policies and procedures, and that those policies are implemented fairly
  • Assist in the development of education and continuing professional development resources for students and graduates in the College.
  • Assist with faculty development in professionalism, scholarly activities and scholarship
  • Establish student evaluation of teaching activities, and develop feedback to faculty in order to improve program quality
  • Support curriculum development, especially of post graduate and specialty programsResearch
    Working with others in the College to:
  • Develop and refine research protocols
  • Develop and maintain research databases
  • Establish relationships with groups and organizations that support research in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Conduct a variety of activities related to the development and implementation of new knowledge within nursing and midwifery
  • Provide research supervision and support for faculty and students in their scholarship
  • Assist faculty and students in preparing manuscripts and presentations for research, quality improvement, and scholarship
  • Provide assistance specifically to the SONM faculty, students and staff for the preparation, submission and management of grant funding
  • Monitor budgets and complete financial reports accurately, on time, and according to the standards and protocols set by the University and funding sources


  • PhD in Nursing, or MSN with doctoral degree in a related field of study
  • Minimum 5 years of faculty nursing experience, plus 5 years management experience in nursing education administration.
  • Proven track record of research, publication, grant writing and curriculum design.
  • Ability to think strategically, delegate responsibility, listens carefully, build consensus and communicate and advocate effectively in a complex matrix organization.
  • Exceptionally strong organizational, administrative and analytical skills
  • Successful track record of achievement in an academic environment
  • Strong managerial and leadership skills
  • Highly organized and disciplined self-starter with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and deliver to deadlines
  • Independent and confident personal style with a high degree of integrity and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated capacity in leading and facilitating internal and external groups
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience in faculty and student development
  • Excellent communication skills (written, oral, technological). Particularly, the ability to interact credibly with people at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong commitment to and respect for capacity building of colleagues working in Rwanda
  • Sensitive to cultural environment
The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
How to apply:
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